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National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key
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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • The place is amazing! Definitely would move there! Key deers are so sweet and friendly,you can't find them anywhere else. 
  • The key deer are enchanting, and you can't find them anywhere else. They'll walk right up to you. It's tempting to pet them, but it's illegal. 
  • You are guaranteed to see some sweet little Key deer. They are usually out somewhere, sometimes in the middle of the road. Worth a drive out to enjoy the endangered deer and their habitat.